Bug #13206 Boolean Full-Text Search Relevance Request
Submitted: 15 Sep 2005 0:32 Modified: 22 Feb 2013 16:40
Reporter: John Crichton Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: FULLTEXT search Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:4.1.14 and Above OS:Linux (Slackware 10.1)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[15 Sep 2005 0:32] John Crichton
May we please have a more in-depth relevance rating system for Boolean Full-Text searches?   The same relevance rating system used by non-boolean full-text queries would be wonderful!

Thank you in advance!

How to repeat:
select * from table-name where match (column-names) against ('words-to-query' in boolean mode);

This query will produce wonderful results, which happen to be very difficult to order by relevance.

Suggested fix:
My suggestion is to enhance the boolean search relevance rating system to match to system used by non-boolean searches.
[22 Feb 2013 16:40] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the reasonable feature request.